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Changing cached logon credentials

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wells_d, Oct 18, 2002.

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  1. wells_d

    wells_d Thread Starter

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    Hello All

    We have users with WIN2K laptops who logon to the laptop using the cached logon credentials (username, password & domain). and then connecting via VPN to the network. Thus allowing them access to mail, resources, etc without having to re-enter authentication details over & over.

    But we also force users to change passwords on a set period of time. But to change the passwords their password will require physical connection to the network, which they do not have.

    Is there any way for a user who does not have immediate access to the network to change the cached logon credentials on the laptop to match with with changes made to their account by admin staff?

    Any help much appreciated.
     
  2. marioh

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    We ran into that same issue where I worked, so I am interested to see if someone here has an answer to your question. Our main issue though was how long the cached account would last on the PC (would it expire after say, 120 days, or would it be useable forever?) if it was never to be physically connected to the network.

    We ended up not registering the latops to our domain and not linking the userid to the domain in order to avoid the problem. For the most part, we were able to setup most of the login prompts that users would get when trying to access a network resource via VPN (such as email) to have pre-filled fields (such as domain and userid) and the users would only need to enter in their network password.
     
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